Masato Sugano

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CD44(+) /CD24(+) /EpCAM(+) cells have been reported to be cancer stem cells in pancreatic cancer; however, the histological and clinical importance of these cells has not yet been investigated. Here we clarified the characteristics of CD44(+) /CD24(+) /EpCAM(+) cells in clinical specimens of pancreatic cancer using immunohistochemical assay. We used(More)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) consist of heterogeneous cell population in terms of their differentiation potential. The functional differences in tumor progression between CAFs with mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSCs/MPCs) characteristics and CAFs without MSCs/MPCs characteristics are not clarified. CAFs and vascular adventitial fibroblasts(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status and trastuzumab treatment on the prognosis of patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 364 AGC patients who received systemic chemotherapy. To evaluate the impact of trastuzumab exposure during(More)
A new lung adenocarcinoma classification was recently proposed by IASLC/ATS/ERS. In this classification, invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMC) is placed in a new category because of its unique radiologic, morphologic, and genetic characteristics. Minimal cytologic atypia characterizes this tumor; thus, it is occasionally difficult to make a diagnosis with(More)
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rhabdoid tumor of the central nervous system comprising a mixture of small round cells and mesenchymal and/or epithelial elements, showing mutation of the SMARCB1 gene or SMARCA4 gene. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is one of the tyrosine kinase receptors whose overexpressed protein plays important(More)
Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules (PMNs) are asymptomatic, small nodules that are occasionally detected in surgical or autopsy specimens. Recent improvements in tumor imaging and the increased use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest have led to the early detection of these pulmonary nodules in various clinical settings, often before(More)
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is an angiodysplastic disorder that causes gastric bleeding. GAVE can develop as a complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT-GAVE), and it has been suggested that it may be associated with oral administration of busulfan. We report two cases of HSCT-GAVE after a conditioning regimen containing(More)
Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital disease resulting from failure of neural crest-derived ganglion cells to colonize the colon. Conventional diagnostic methods are insufficient for evaluating the 'functional' prognosis of HSCR. In order to elucidate the maturation of ganglion cells, 17 immunohistochemical markers were examined. We examined the(More)
A 45-year-old man presented with severe abdominal distention with massive ascites due to a diffusely disseminated peritoneal tumor. A core needle biopsy specimen was obtained from the peritoneal lesion. Histological diagnosis was epithelioid type mesothelioma. He did not choose to receive chemotherapy. For 2.5 years, he went without medical intervention,(More)
128 Background: ToGA study showed that trastuzumab given in combination with first-line chemotherapy (fluoropyrimidine plus cisplatin) improved the overall survival of HER2-positive patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Meanwhile, the prognostic value of HER2 or the efficacy of trastuzumab in second- or further-line chemotherapy remains(More)
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